Thomas Leitch

Wikipedia U

Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age

Johns Hopkins University Press 2014

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Wikipedia is one of the most popular resources on the web, with its massive collection of articles on an incredible number of topics. Yet,...

Wikipedia is one of the most popular resources on the web, with its massive collection of articles on an incredible number of topics. Yet, its user written and edited model makes it controversial in many circles. In Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), Thomas Leitch of the University of Delaware English Department has written a book that challenges many of the criticisms of Wikipedia. Yet he also reviewed the importance of authority as an issue with all research in the twenty first century.

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